Krigia biflora is a perennial herb 20-80 cm tall, somewhat waxy-pale, branched near middle.
Leaves mostly basal, 4-25 cm long including stalk, 1-5 cm wide, elliptic to widest above middle, margin sometimes toothed or divided, stem leaves few, small, stalkless, clasping stem, the uppermost almost opposite inflorescence stalks.
Flowers orange, all rays, showy, heads about 3 cm wide, bracteate base 0.7-1.4 cm, with 9-18 narrow bracts, flower stalks 2-7; blooms and fruits May-Oct.
Fruit dry 1-seeded achene, seeds plumed with numerous unequal fragile, bristles.
Wetland status: FACU.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Open woods, roadside, fields.